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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Blink \Blink\ (bl[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blinked
(bl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Blinking.] [OE. blenken;
akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance,
wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken
to glance, twinkle, G. blicken to look, glance, AS.
bl[imac]can to shine, E. bleak. [root]98. See Bleak; cf.
1. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.
One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. --Pope
2. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with
frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.
Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne.
3. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to
flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.
The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink.
The sun blinked fair on pool and stream . --Sir W.
4. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood
blinking in the bright sunlight" [syn: blinking,
2: informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance";
"a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot" [syn:
bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a),
crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)]
n 1: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn:
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
90 Moby Thesaurus words for "blinking":
absolute, aflicker, asquint, astigmatic, bickering, blasted,
bleeding, blink, blink-eyed, blinkard, blinky, blooming, complete,
coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, cursed, cussed, damnable,
dancing, downright, execrable, farsighted, firefly, flashing,
flickering, flickery, flicky, fluttering, fluttering the eyelids,
fluttery, glimmer, glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glisten,
glistening, glister, glistering, glitter, glittering, glittery,
glowworm, infernal, lambent, longsighted, mope-eyed, myopic,
nearsighted, nictitation, out-and-out, outright, perfect, playing,
poor-sighted, presbyopic, quivering, quivery, scintilla,
scintillant, scintillating, scintillation, scintillescent, shimmer,
shimmering, shimmery, shortsighted, spangle, spangly, spark,
sparkle, sparkling, squinch-eyed, squint-eyed, squinting, squinty,
strabismal, strabismic, stroboscopic, stroboscopic light, tinsel,
tinselly, twinkle, twinkling, twinkly, unmitigated, wavering,
wavery, winker, winking
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